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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 9:46 am Thread Starter
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Cam Cover Design

Hi all,
I have a Tormach PCNC 770 3 axis mill, CNC lathe and solid modeling software as well as CAM software and a pretty complete home shop that I have been making various bike parts for my self and friends as well as modeling miniature steam engines as a hobby for the past 4 years. I have an engineering background and have just recently become unemployed. I am thinking about perhaps trying to sell some of the parts I have made for self to try to get a little extra money til I fully retire in a few years.
I made a pair of cam covers for my GT a couple of years ago, design #3 in the screen caps below.. I thought I would post here and see what kind of interest I get and what design shows the most interest. If I follow through with this I would subscribe to the forum at a vendor level for as long as I sell parts to forum members, through the forum. Let me know what you think.
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If you could purchase new custom cam covers for your Sport Classic which one of these designs would you prefer?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 10:00 am
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Nice work! I suppose I would go with 3 or 4. Thanks.

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I would buy any of those if the price were reasonable. What finish would they have?

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Nice work! I suppose I would go with 3 or 4. Thanks.
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I would buy any of those if the price were reasonable. What finish would they have?
I would put these through 2 vibratory tumblers using two grades of ceramic media.

I'm not sure about price, maybe $150.00 US a pair plus shipping?

Here are a couple of the first prototypes I did. The one on the left has been tumbled and the one on the right is straight off the mill. These were made to sus out the letter spacing, fit, finish and tool paths. Please note they do not represent the finished product.





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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 12:31 pm
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i'd probably buy in for $150 a pair. im partial to all but #2. the red inlay you have shown in #3 looks gorgeous!

nice mill btw

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I like #4, please let me know if you decide to offer these
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 1:50 pm
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1 & 3 a little too modern for me personally, I'd guess I give a slight edge to #4 as #2 seems like it just engraved.
Question, what depth will these be? 7.5mm or 9.5mm or choice?
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Nice idea!
You did a very nice job designing that but: I'll rather go with the designs that our bikes are painted with.

Anyway, I'm in if you can make a pair with the "bevel" logo used in my bike or the "80's" one found in the SE Monoposto.
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Any chance anodized black? voting #2&#4, need old school to match the SC. As Blitzen says, depth/ thickness is important.
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#4 for sure! To match my crankcase cover, sure look nice!

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